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Escorted Walking Holidays / Dingle Peninsula
 Dingle Peninsula  8 Days / 7 Nights   Grade B/C: Hills or Coastal Walking

This walk covers the most scenic and impressive sections of the Dingle Way. It is a fairly easy walk and does not involve too much in the way of ascent (except for the last day) and is therefore ideal for those who want to enjoy the splendour and beauty of the rugged Dingle Peninsula without the pain. The Dingle Peninsula is liberally scattered with links to the history and legend of ancient Ireland – with relics and sites that cover the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through to early Christian, Viking and medieval sites.

This rich archaeological heritage, the oral tradition of local Irish folklore and mythology combines with the open warmth, friendliness and hospitality of the local populace to make a visit to the Dingle Peninsula a truly memorable and unique experience.

"Cead Míle Fáilte go dtí Corca Dhuibhne".

Looking back toward Masatiompan and Brandon Mountain from the Dingle Way descent to Brandon village.
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The Great Blasket Island seen from Slea Head on the Dingle Way. Day 1 (Arrival)
Arriving at Shannon Airport, you are met by our own transport. You will be transferred by bus to our first nights accommodation near Tralee. You will have time free to acclimatise with a walk around before our welcome drink in the evening, hosted by your guide for the tour.

Day 2 (16km Tralee to Camp)
Heading out from Tralee we have an easy day to get our walking legs under us. We gradually ascend enjoy a wonderful walk along the Slieve Mish Mountains from Tralee overlooking Tralee Bay and North Kerry. We finish the walk in the small village of Camp before transferring back to Tralee where we enjoy an evening meal in a local restaurant.

Day 3 (16km Camp to Annascaul)
Today we cross the Dingle Peninsula from north to south by way of a spectacular old farmer’s track across the plateau. On the way we have time to visit a genuine old famine village. We finish along further easy paths into lovely village of Annascaul, where we are met by our transport to transfer to Dingle (where we stay for our next 3 nights). This evening we enjoy a dinner together in one of the many excellent local restaurants in the town of Dingle.

Ballydavid with Mount Brandon as seen from Smerwick HarbourDay 4 (16km Ventry to Dunquin)
This is a day for your cameras! Heading up by the Bothar Dorcha (The Dark Road) we ascend Mount Eagle and enjoy the impressive views from Slea Head. Each hour is filled with new sites – we pass beehive huts, promontory forts and breathtaking views over the sea cliffs to the Blasket Islands out in the Atlantic swells.
We transfer back to Dingle for our overnight stay and dinner.

Day 5 (Visit to Blasket Islands)
Transfer to Dunquin. In the morning there should be the opportunity to visit the Dunquin Heritage Centre (admission not included). We then travel by boat (weather permitting) to the Blasket Islands – now deserted, as the last inhabitants left here in 1954. The Great Blasket has over 1,100 acres of unspoilt largely mountainous terrain and provides the opportunity for many scenic walks before we return to the mainland in the late afternoon. Transfer back to Dingle for our overnight stop.

Day 6 (18km Brandon Creek to Cloghane)
Today’s walk is a magnificent one. Following our transfer toward Brandon Creek we commence the ascent of Brandon Head climbing alongside the steep cliffs to a height of approximately 700m. We pass the shoulder of Masatiompan (which affords views of Brandon Mountain itself) and is marked at the highest point by a 3,500-year-old Ogham Stone. We then descend to Brandon Point with views over Brandon bay toward Castlegregory and Rough Point. Turning back south we follow a path to the village of Cloghane here we spend our last two nights .The Ogham Stone at the shoulder of Masatiompan.

Day 7 (12km Cloghane to Brandon)
Our last day’s walking is a spectacular one and takes us into the heart of the Brandon range. We enjoy a walk to the famous ‘paternoster lakes’ and are afforded views over Brandon Bay and Fermoyle Strand.
If the weather holds and if all the group concur may be able to continue to the top of the historic Brandon Mountain before we return to Cloghane for our farewell dinner and a final immersion in the unique craic of the Irish!

Day 8 (Departure)
After breakfast, we offer a courtesy transfer to Tralee Bus/Rail Station arriving there at approx 09:45 to 10:00. From there you can find bus connections to Shannon Airport (3 hrs 20 mins approx) and Cork Airport (2 hrs. 50 mins approx), in addition to rail links to Dublin and the rest of Ireland.

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Prices and options

We offer a number of different start dates for our Dingle Way escorted walking holiday throughout the year. To see the current available start dates please check out the latest schedule which also has our up-to-date prices.

Included in this guided walking holiday areThe round stones on Minard beach and Minard castle behind

  • 7 nights' accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in Irish Tourist Board approved hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs (normally with en-suite facilities).
  • Meals consist of a full Irish breakfast each day, packed lunch on walking days, and an evening meal. Drinks are not included.
  • 6 Days Walking with an expert Irish Guide who accompanies the group for the duration of the holiday.
  • Luggage transfer each day, route description and maps.
  • Courtesy transfer (only on Saturdays) at 12:00 from Shannon Airport, 14:00 from Cork Airport and 16:00 from Kerry Airport to your first accommodation. Transfers to Killarney Bus/Rail Station at the end of holiday (within our timetable).

For more information on Ireland visit the Tourism Ireland website at Discover Ireland - www.discoverireland.ie.
Flight schedules and information on Shannon Airport.
Flight schedules and information on Kerry Airport.
Flight schedules and information on Cork Airport.
For information on trains to Killarney and Tralee, visit the Irish Rail site.

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